“Mommy Makeover,” is a term used to describe combined surgical procedures that allow women to restore their post-pregnant bodies back to their youthful pre-pregnancy figures.
Throughout pregnancy, a woman’s body goes through numerous changes to accommodate the birth of a new, precious being. Not only does the abdominal wall have to stretch but breast tissue increases also. After pregnancy, some women are left with abdominal wall laxity, lose breast tissue. Post-pregnancy tissue contraction largely depends on skin elasticity and genetics. A “Mommy Makeover” addresses these issues.
The Medical Benefits of a Tummy Tuck
A “tummy tuck”, (the proper medical term is abdominoplasty) is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is performed to correct loose skin from the midsection, remove excess fat, as well as tighten abdominal muscles helping to re-create a pre-pregnancy appearance. It also has many potential medical benefits such as:
- Improving Abdominal Tone which aids in Better Posture,
- In some cases, Improving Low Back Pain
Improved Abdominal Tone and Better Posture
After pregnancy, stomach muscles can become weak and distended contributing to poor posture as the muscles can’t support the spine. A tummy tuck surgically tightens weak muscles providing better support to the spine. It also removes excess skin and fat.
The various medical and cosmetic benefits of a tummy tuck make it a very desirable procedure. But, please remember, that this is a major operation and one should seek out a highly qualified, well respected Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, experienced in this procedure.